The first thing that I want to talk to you about is whether or not affiliate marketing is still an effective way for you to earn money from home.
You probably heard that some states have been banned from becoming affiliates for a company like Amazon.
As of this article, the states that are banned by Amazon are:
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
I won’t get into the tax laws because it is too complicated. But rest assured that there are plenty of other affiliate programs that you can join.
The key is that Amazon is a registered business in those states so that makes them liable for paying sales tax in those states.
If an affiliate also promotes the products in the same state and they don’t want to.
But the truth is, most people who have affiliate programs aren’t big corporations. They are people like you and me who create a product and want other people to promote it.
What’s more, you’re like to make a lot more money promoting products from individuals who are not part of a large corporation like Amazon anyway. So this should not affect you at all.
You can still become an affiliate marketer and probably make more money by not wasting your time promoting low-profit margins offered by large corporations.
So the answer to the question is.
Right now is a great time to become an affiliate marketer.
While in the old days, it was probably a lot simpler to throw up a mini site and promote products you never used, intended to use, or cared about.
Today, affiliate marketing requires a whole lot more effort and honesty on your part.
To me, this makes it an even better time than eve to embark on affiliate marketer as a way to earn money from home.
You can be proud that you’re an affiliate marketer. Affiliate marketer is a career that requires marketing skills and knowledge of your audience. Plus a high dose of honesty and integrity.
To be a great affiliate marketer, you’ll need to learn the ins and outs of online marketing and that’s what I want to talk to you about in the coming days.
If you really want to become an affiliate marketer who makes enough money to quit your day job, you can.
But, please don’t quit your job right now.
No, you can start this business on a part-time basis and given time, effort and commitment work your way up to making a six figure plus income.
The amount of money you can make with affiliate marketing is truly unlimited.
You write you own ticket, give yourself raised when you want to, and you will see a return equal to your efforts.
If you want to make earn money from home promoting other people’s products, and/or services and make a commission on each sale.
There are so many opportunities that I could never list them all.
It wouldn’t matter if I did anyway because you should promote products and/or services that are unique to your target audience.
You’ll need to learn how to develop a traffic generating websites, build content that speaks directly to your target audience.
Also, you will learn how to build relationships with your customers so they trust and follow your recommendations of what products they need to purchase.
Tomorrow we’ll talk about how to understand your audience and their needs.